The German Molch was an 11 ton one-man midget submarine built in 1944. It was the first mini-submarine of the Kriegsmarine. The Molch was fully electrical, carried two G7e torpedoes - one on each side of the craft, and had a range of 64 km at 5 knots (9.3 km/h). 393 submarines were built in total, all by AG Weser in Bremen.
The Molch was first used to attack Allied battleships during the Allied Operation Dragoon. Ten out of the twelve submarines were lost and the remaining two were sunk by the Allies shortly after. In the following months the Molch was used in a number of operations but overall proved to be ineffective in combat and its use was reduced to training for more advanced submarines.
Item No: 80170
Item Name: German Molch Midget Submarine
Item Type: Plastic Model Armour Kit
Model Dimensions: Length 310mm, Width 62mm
Total Plastic Parts: 70+
Total Sprues: 4 sprues
Photo-Etched Parts: 1 piece
Release Date: 2017-12
- The kit consists of over 70 parts
- Photo-etched parts included